This is a past program

View Upcoming Workshops

  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $705.00
  • Shared Dormitory: Top Bunk – $705.00
  • Private Dormitory – $875.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $965.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $965.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $965.00
  • Tent-Site – $605.00
  • (All prices include $375.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Check-in: 4 – 6 pm
Check-out: 2 pm
Friday - Tuesday Workshop Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ


Email us about program

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness 5-Day Retreat: How Yoga Heals

with M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

September 6 - 10, 2019

The field of neuroscience shows that you can actually change your brain patterns—and therefore change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—which can promote healing in your system.

This 5-day retreat will focus on strategies for healing the body and mind through Yoga and mindfulness techniques.  Dr. Mala Cunningham will introduce you to powerful concepts and practices that she uses with her clients in her private practice. You’ll have the luxury of time and space to work with these amazing practices under Dr. Cunningham’s guidance and support.

In this mindfulness retreat, you’ll explore:

  • Scientific ways you can rewire the brain, releasing old patterns, and introduce new, healing energy
  • Powerful, hands-on healing methods designed to help with emotional balance through their positive impact on anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, stress, and other emotional and mental issues
  • Established tools for helping with physical healing issues

These ideas and tools are on the cutting edge of neuroscience and therapy.  Come to learn about this fascinating new field and discover what neuroscience, Yoga, and mindfulness have to offer you.

If you’re limited on time, consider joining us for the 2-day weekend workshop.
Register here.

Course Information





Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 20 contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA log in information.
  • International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT): Approved course for IAYT continuing education credits.
    The presenter is an Approved Professional Development (APD*) Provider through IAYT. Those taking this program for APD hours/credits will need to complete an additional section of online training in order to receive a 45 hour certificate of completion for this course. If you need additional information on the on-line part of the training please contact M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., at [email protected]
  • Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].

* APD: IAYT process to recognize high-quality Yoga therapy courses.



I was looking for the next steps in my journey of managing anxiety and being more mindful. It was exactly what I was looking for—almost like a group therapy continuation of my own personal cognitive behavioral therapy journey. — Past Participant

All of it was fantastic… Mala was amazing and so is Yogaville. — Mary Carson

I particularly enjoyed looking at the relationship between thought, behavior, and yogic healing. — 2018 Participant

Mala was absolutely terrific! Great intersection and synthesis of neuroscience with Hinduism science/philosophy! — Dan Saint


M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Mala Cunningham is a Counseling Psychologist and Certified Yoga Therapist in Charlottesville, VA. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she teaches courses in Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals. Dr. Cunningham is also the president of Positive Health Solutions and is the founder and director of Hospital Bed Yoga and the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is also the co-director of Medical Yoga at the University of Virginia and is involved in several Yoga-based initiatives, including a research study exploring the impact of Medical Yoga on lupus patients. She…
Learn more about M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

Sign Up to Receive Our Newsletter!

©2020 Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville Inc
All Rights Reserved.